The eco-friendly transportation system is the only Monorail in the Middle East
Dubai, UAE: 30 November 2020 – A new journey of Palm experiences, The Palm Monorail has re-opened to the public just in time for the long UAE National Day weekend and offers residents and tourists a scenic voyage throughout all its iconic destinations.
The Palm Monorail connects key landmarks of the Palm Jumeirah, starting from the Gateway Station at the entry of the Palm Jumeirah, through to Golden Mile Galleria, Al Ittihad Park, Nakheel Mall and Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark station – the final stop on the journey. In addition to this, work has commenced at The Pointe station, scheduled for completion in 2021.
Originally inaugurated in 2009, the 5.5 km monorail line is the only public transportation system on the Palm Jumeirah catering to residents, visitors and tourists alike. One of the most iconic ways to explore all the Palm Jumeirah’s exciting attractions, The Palm Monorail has a low impact on the surrounding environment.
The Palm Monorail now runs seven days a week at regular intervals from 9am – 10pm. Ticket prices start from AED 10 for a single trip, however, new ticketing packages and bundles have been introduced, allowing customers to save up to 60% and choose from a range of family passes, as well as weekly, monthly and yearly memberships. Tickets can now be purchased online (www.palmmonorail.com), including e-tickets to improve hygiene conditions and ease travel in a Covid-19 environment.
Omar Khoory, Managing Director Nakheel Malls, said: “Nakheel Malls is proud to bring back the only monorail in the Middle East, The Palm Monorail. As the only public transportation service on the Palm, The Palm Monorail will further enhance the Palm Jumeirah experience. We look forward to the express connectivity this will bring to both Dubai residents and tourists.”
The reopening has taken place with all Covid-19 safety measures and precautions in place, such as social distancing, thermal checks, masks and gloves for all Palm Monorail staff and regular deep cleaning.
The must-visit stations are:
- : Located at the entrance of the Palm Jumeirah, the first station conveniently hosts more than 1,600 parking spaces and is a short walk from the the Dubai Tram Palm Jumeirah Station.
- The station is linked to Golden Mile Galleria and connects thousands of residents from the convenience of their doorstep, while the ride offers breath-taking views of the 3-kilometre park. The park is known as the green oasis of the Palm Jumeirah and spans 1.1 million square foot. Al Ittihad Park is home to more than 60 varieties of trees and plants indigenous to the UAE.
- This station takes customers to the only mall on the Palm Jumeirah, Nakheel Mall, which shoppers can now easily access for fine dining, shopping and everyday services. In due time, this will also include access to The View observation deck and the St. Regis Hotel, launching in Q2 2021.
- This station is located at the entrance of Aquaventure Waterpark and the tip of the Palm Jumeirah, where residents and hotel guests can take a day pass to float, slip, slide and play at the United Arab Emirates’ number one waterpark.
About Nakheel Malls (www.nakheel.com/nakheel-malls.html)
Nakheel Malls owns and operates a diverse range of world-class retail experiences with a distinct portfolio of iconic lifestyle, shopping, dining and entertainment destinations across Dubai. Its strong heritage has been a driving force behind its well-established footprint, which spans 1.4 million square metres of gross leasable space. Nakheel Malls’ 14 developments and 5,000 retailers together shape the lifestyle of 90 million customers every year.
The Palm Jumeirah – Nakheel’s award-winning, world-famous landmark and a symbol of the UAE’s ambition and creativity – is home to Nakheel Mall, Golden Mile Galleria, The Pointe, Club Vista Mare, Palm West Beach and The Palm Monorail, a celebration of enhanced lifestyle experiences for residents and tourists alike. The Palm Fountain and The View at The Palm will launch in due course.
Nakheel Malls’ expanding portfolio is a testament to its creative spirit that reflects people’s aspirations. It includes distinguished, large-scale shopping centres such as Ibn Battuta Mall, Dragon Mart (which recently launched its ecommerce platform in partnership with DP World) and a collection of Pavilions located across six Nakheel residential communities. Upcoming projects include Souk Warsan, Al Khail Avenue and The Circle Mall.
Nakheel Malls is the retail arm of world-leading master developer Nakheel and the exclusive franchisee for its gourmet food hall concept, Depachika.